BATH COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Omni Homestead Resort in Bath County says restoration of the historic Warm Springs Pools is well underway.

The resort said structural repairs to the men’s bath are almost finished and the walls in the ladies’ bath have been shored up to stabilize the building.

Ed Pillsbury, lead architect for the project, said the effort hasn’t come without some unexpected challenges. He said they are about a third of the way through the construction process.

“It was a little bit disappointing that everything is in worse shape than we thought it would be, and so that has presented a number of challenges,” said Pillsbury.

Construction crews said despite the challenges, the project remains on schedule for the bathhouses to reopen later this year.